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number crunchin drivetrain

goytregritgoytregrit Posts: 80
edited September 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I've made the move to 1x10, can I improve my ratios or am I about right?
I've gone for a 33t x 11-36
By my calcs and use of some very clever stuff on the web, I've calculated the new set up gives me 0.91 ratio in gear 1 whereas I previously had 0.68 on my old set up. What does that mean in real world terms?
I realise it will come down to leg strength but do those figures represent a big step or is that something I will manage to deal with in a fairly short time?
I've had chance to ride a 1x10 demo, took it comfortably around the blue then the red route at FoD but there isn't much there that is steep. I ride south wales and we have some pretty steep stuff.


  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
    How often did you use your lowest gear?

    What is 0.91 equal to in terms of the 4th/5th lowest gear on your old setup? IE: how many gears have you lost?

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    sounds like you have gone to small on your chain ring.

    33-11 = 3:1
    most SS run 32-16 = 2:1

    you will climb up most things but wont go anywhere fast in the flats.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Thanks Bails, good queztion , yep I've looked that up now and it seems my new 1 gear is equl to my old 3rd(22 x 24)
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